“Georges is a poet, a performer of miracles, enraptured by the miraculous.”
– Rajiv Mohabir
“Georges’ harsh and lyrical hymns portray the painful beauty of the Virgin Islands and Caribbean archipelago.”
– Loretta Collins Klobah
Welcome to Richards
AWARD WINNING WRITER
Richard Georges is a writer of essays, fiction, and poetry. His debut collection of poems Make Us All Islands (Shearsman Books) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, while his second book, Giant (Platypus Press), was highly commended by the Forward Prizes and longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize
for Caribbean Literature.
In 2020, Richard Georges was longlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
His latest book, the poetry collection Epiphaneia (Out-Spoken Press) won the Prize.
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Blood runs under the earth. A father will instruct his daughter to the hills where their ancestors are buried. Constantly attuned to the devastating power of nature and where the body, too, is ‘a precarious house’, these poems are hymns to the resilience of the human spirit. Georges locates in the negative space of aftermath both the ghosts of history, and the mythic beginnings of a yet unlived, rejuvenated world.
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In 2020, Richard was longlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize while his latest book, the poetry collection Epiphaneia (Out-Spoken Press) won the OCM Bocas Prize. His work has appeared in Prelude, Smartish Pace, The Poe